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The Book of the Prophet Daniel

From the Hebrew “God is my Judge”

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Chapter 8

Yes Word (Tyndale-Modern English)


      In the third year of the reign of king Balthazar, there appeared unto me Daniel, after that I had seen the first. I saw in a vision, and when I saw it, I was at Susis in the chief city, which layeth in the land of Elam, and in the vision me thought I was by the river of Ulai.
      Then I looked up, and saw, and behold, there stood before the river, a ram, which had horns: and these horns were high, but one was higher then another, and the highest came up last. I saw that this ram pushed with his horns, against the west, against the north and against the south: so that no beasts might stand before him, nor defend them from his power: but he did as him listed, and waxed greatly. I took heed unto this, and then came there an he goat from the west over the whole earth, and touched not the ground.
      This goat had a marvelous goodly horn between his eyes, and came unto the ram, that had the two horns ( whom I had seen afore by the river ) and ran fiercely upon him with his might. I saw him draw nye unto the ram, being very fierce upon him: yee he gave him such a stroke, that he break his two horns: Neither had the ram so much strength as to stand before him: but he cast him down, trod him under his feet: and no man was able to deliver the ram out of his power.
      The goat waxed exceedingly great, and when he was at the strongest, his great horn was broken also. Then grew there other such like instead, toward the four winds of heaven. Yee out of one of the least of these horns, there came up yet another horn, which waxed marvelous great: toward the south, toward the east, and toward the fair pleasant land. It grew up to the host of heaven, whereof it did cast some down to the ground, and of the stars also, and trod them under feet.
      Yee it grew up unto the prince of the host, from whom the daily offering was taken, and the place of his Sanctuary casten down. And a certain season was given unto it, against the daily offering ( because of wickedness ) that it might cast down the *verity to the ground, and so to prosper in all things, that is went about.
      Upon this I heard one of the saints speaking, which saint said unto one that asked this question: How long shall this vision of the daily sacrifice and of the wasting abomination endure: that the Sanctuary and the power shall so be trodden under foot? And he answered him: Unto the evening and the morning, even two thousand and three hundred days: then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed again.
      Now when I Daniel had seen this vision, and sought for the understanding of it: behold, there stood before me a thing like unto a man. And I heard a mans voice in the river of Ulai, which cried, and said: O Gabriel, make this man understand the vision. So he came, and stood by me. But I was afraid at his coming, and fell down upon my face.
      Then said he unto me: O thou son of man, mark well, for in the last time shall this vision be fulfilled. Now as he was speaking unto me, I waxed faint, so that I sunk down into the ground. But he took hold upon me, and set me up again, saying: Behold I will show thee, what shall happen in the last wrath: for in the time appointed it shall be fulfilled.
      The ram which thou sawest with the two horns, is the king of the Medes and Perses: but the goat is the king of Greek land: the great horn that stood between his eyes, that is the principle king. But where as it brake, and four other rose up in stead: it signifieth, that out of this people shall stand up four kingdoms, but not so mighty as it.
      After these kingdoms ( while ungodliness is growing ) there shall arise a king of an unshamefast face, which shall be wise in dark speakings.
      He shall be mighty and strong, but not in his own strength. He shall destroy above measure, and all that he goeth about shall prosper: he shall slay the strong and holy people. And through his craftiness, falsehood shall prosper in his hand, his heart shall be proud, and many one shall be put to death in his wealthiness: He shall stand up against the Prince of Princes, but he shall be destroyed without hand. And this vision that is showed unto thee, is as sure as the evening and morning. Therefore write thou upon this sight, for it will be long or it come to pass.
      Upon this was I Daniel very faint, so that I lay sick certain days: but when I rose up, I went about the kings business, and marveled at the vision, nevertheless no man knew of it.

*verity=The quality or condition of being true, factual, or REAL ; such as a statement, principle, or belief, that is true, especially an enduring truth ie:God and Christ and all things of them.

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